Japanese contractor JGC Corporation has been awarded a front end engineering and design (FEED) deal under a triple FEED competition scheme for the LNG plant for marine fuel in the Port of Sohar in Oman.
The project is being developed by Total E&P Oman Development, a unit of the French major Total in partnership with Oman Oil Company S.O.A.C.
This project consists of FEED services to construct a new medium-scale LNG plant with an annual LNG production capacity of 1,000,000 tons in Sohar, one of the largest industrial zones in the Middle East, approximately 200 kilometers to the west of Muscat, the capital of Oman.
Growing demand is expected for LNG as a marine fuel since the International Maritime Organization (IMO) is set to introduce environmental regulation for maritime fuel in 2020.
JGC has been responsible for constructing LNG plants that account for approximately 30 percent of global LNG production, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
Currently, JGC is executing a total of three LNG plant construction projects, including a large-scale LNG plant in Canada, as well as FLNG (Floating LNG) plants off the coast of Malaysia and off the coast of Mozambique.